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#62 of 97 97 S10 fuel issues
Jul 25, 2010 (9:25 am)
Have a friend who has a 1997 chevy S10 with 4.3L. Truck ran fine but my friend heard that fuel pumps went bad around 180000 kms, so he decided to replace the fuel pump even though it worked fine. He bought one off ebay after finding prices high and took to mechanic to install and changed filter aswell. Now truck puffs smoke and runs very rough to the point of stalling. Took back to mechanic to make sure all lines were hooked up and proper and he said it was but probably needs a tune up now. After mechanic changed wires, plugs, pcv, rotor and cap the truck ran the same and mechanic has no idea now. Mechanic says the fuel pump might have been bad. Now my friend is tight on funds and cant really afford another pump and has been using my spare vehicle . Is there any info i can use from anyone on possible problems or fixes and solutions. anything I can check, such as fuel pressure and such and where i would check these things. I just want to get his vehicle back on the road and my truck back in my driveway,lol . Thanks ahead
#63 of 97 Re: 97 S10 fuel issues [tylerbing1]
Jul 26, 2010 (7:43 am)
The pump should have warranty, if not, well.
#64 of 97 Re: 2001- S-10 Fuel Gauge Erratic behavior [ken38]
Aug 19, 2010 (5:58 pm)
Your problem #2 with the ABS light going off and on could be an intermentant connection in the wiring or connector. I have had problems with mine in the wheel sensor connector. Your brakes will still work normally, but with the light on the ABS should not come on during severe braking, if your wheels lock up.
Aug 20, 2010 (9:10 am)
I HAVE A 1999 S-10
THE TRUCK IS REQALLY HARD TO START. IT WILL START EASILY WITH STARTER FLUID, WHEN YOU GET RUNNING, AND TAKE AIR BREQATHER OFF OF INTAKE IT STARTS RUNNING REALLY ROUGH AND DIES.
BIGGEST PROBLEM IS GETTING STARTED, AFTER STARTING RUNS FINE ANY IDEAS
#66 of 97 Can someone help me???
Aug 28, 2010 (9:15 am)
#67 of 97 Can someone help me???
Aug 28, 2010 (9:15 am)
I have a 2001 s-10 blazer 4.3 L and it was running fine until the fuel pump started whining one day allday when it was really hot out. It sat for a week and then the fuel pump would not come on or start. I had the fuel pump and filter replaced and now it will hardly run, hardly start, rough idle, bad fumes, black smoke out exhaust, stauling out, highway runs fine till I give it lots of gas. I took the EGR valve off and cleaned it along with the MAF sensor. I checked the fuel pressure and when I turn the key on it goes up to 72 then drops to 55. When I start it it pegs out at 100 and bounces around there. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
#68 of 97 96 chevy s10 won't start after running out of gas
Oct 20, 2010 (12:03 pm)
Okay so I ran out of gas on the way to work burnt my fuel pump out . I replaced fuel pump with a new one from Autozone along with the fuel filter and Maf sensor truck ran fine for two days and then died on the way home from work now it won't start at all I checked my fuel pressure regulator by putting a brand new one in and still wouldn't start . Any ideas on what could be the problem would be GREATLY appreciated .. By the way my fuel pump turns on so I believe it wasn't a faulty fuel pump
#69 of 97 re; 96 chevy s10 won't start after running out of gas
Oct 21, 2010 (7:08 pm)
I would check the fuel pressure (Autozone has a gage on the loan a tool program) if the pressure is normal check the PCM for codes (Autozone has scan tools) and check for spark at the plugs. If the pressure is zero, turn the key on without starting and listen under the vehicle for the fuel pump to run for a few seconds and then it will shut off. If the pump does not run it could be a bad connection, blown fuse or a bad fuel pump. Why did you change the MAF sensor with the new pump? If this fails the vehicle should not quit running
#70 of 97 Re: 96 chevy s10 won't start after running out of gas [havie]
Oct 26, 2010 (7:58 am)
Aftermarket pumps have a poor reliability record.
#71 of 97 2000 s-10 died
Feb 02, 2011 (2:53 pm)
got alot of snow, had 1/4 tank of gas, started it up to move it ,while it was idling in the drive way, it quit.
gas gauge now does not work, and the fuel pump was not working, chsnged the fuse for the fuel pump, now it sounds like it kicks on for a few seconds, but the gas gauge still does not work, and it will not start. tryed a sniff of starting fluid, but wont even fire on that. could this possibly be just ice in the gasline?